When it was announced the duo was set to direct the Han Solo standalone film I was excited, just check out The Lego Movie to understand my excitement.
Then halfway thru production “POOF”, they were gone and Kennedy brought in acclaimed director Ron Howard to take over and finish the film.
Not too much was revealed at the time on what exactly happened, until now.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kennedy finally explained what happened:
“I think these guys are hilarious, but they come from a background of animation and sketch comedy and when you are making these movies you can do that and there’s plenty of room for improvisation, we do that all the time, but it has to be inside of a highly structured process or you can’t get the work done and you can’t move the armies of people to anticipate and have things ready. So, it literally came down to process. Just getting it done.”
Damn Kathy! Look let’s be real, Lucasfilm has a process they expect to happen on a Star Wars film and I don’t blame them.
Now at the time of the dismissal Lord and Miller said:
“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”
It seems like Kennedy just didn’t do her homework on the directors. There’s a certain kind of director you need to direct a Star Wars film and they just weren’t it.